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We finished up our second week here in Moss Point, Mississippi working with NOMADS. There are 9 couples on our team and we are divided up into groups to work on four houses in the Pascagoula area. The house we are working on is about 17 miles from where we have our RVs parked.
The primary task at our house is to get the sheet rock up on the ceiling and walls. We have been at it for two weeks so far and it will probably take us another week to finish it. Then we will have to do the mudding.
We have been working with four types and sizes of sheet sheet rock.
Another size, the 5/8" sheets of 4' x 8' lengths went up on the ceiling.
And this brings me to the Tools of the Trade.
The lift for the sheet rock is one of those Tools that is a back saver. We hoist the sheet on that guy and crank it up to the ceiling and can maneuver it into place so that all we need to do is get the 'drill guns' (drills with Philips head on the end for the screws) and we are all set.
The drills are indispensable.
they seem to be doing the job well. We keep one battery charged while we use the other and have had no problems.
Another tool we use is our beloved tool belts. In mine today I have sheet rock screws, a quik square, a tape measure, band aids, screw drivers, a putting knife, pencils, a utility/razor knife, and gloves.
My work gloves keep me from busting up my fingers. After the second time I tried to drill my finger, I decided it was time to try the gloves. My bloodied and bruised finger is much happier.
And the ladders. We couldn't do this with out lots of ladders. I prefer the shorter one which works great. We climb up the ladder, find the studs (most of the time) and screw in the top of the wallboards. Good exercise.
Working of the sheet rock has been good and we estimate another week before we will start the mudding. My goal every day is to get a little better and these tasks and learn something new.
And we love learning how to use different tools. Next week no doubt we will expand our skill list on that.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Hope you have had a great week.